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Program shows drunk driving’s grim result

GLADSTONE — Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision. A united community effort brought an emotionally impactful program called “Every 15 Minutes” to the Gladstone High School Wednesday. The “Every 15 Minutes” program offers real ...

Authority OKs brownfield request

ESCANABA — After months of discussion over whether or not a property owner could legally blight its own property to receive brownfield designation and related tax benefits, the Escanaba Brownfield Redevelopment Authority narrowly approved the designation for the former Super One Foods ...

Mich. Senate votes to try 17-year-olds as juveniles

LANSING (AP) — Michigan would no longer automatically treat 17-year-old criminal defendants as adults under bills that cleared a significant legislative hurdle Wednesday and may soon reach the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The Republican-led Senate, for the first time, overwhelmingly ...

Bay program provides insight into autism

ESCANABA — Bay College celebrated Autism Awareness Month with a visit from the stars of the documentary “Wretches & Jabberers.” Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher made an appearance at the college Tuesday. Last week, “Wretches & Jabberers” was screened at Bay. The film ...

Road commission gives work update

ESCANABA — Delta County Road Commission (DCRC) Director Jody Norman shared road information with Delta County township officials during the 2019 Township Spring Meeting Tuesday. Each official was provided additional information on their individual township’s road ratings by Norman. The ...

Rapid River teacher named Teacher of Year for Region 1

RAPID RIVER — An elementary and middle school special education teacher at the Rapid River Public Schools has been named Michigan’s Region 1 Teacher of the Year and is still in the running to be selected as the Michigan Teacher of the Year by the State Board of Education. Rachal ...

State eyes Manistique River PCB cleanup

MANISTIQUE — The final round of work intended to remove contaminated sediments from the Manistique River should begin this summer. Members of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shared information about the project during a meeting of the Manistique City Council ...

9th Street bids higher than expected

GLADSTONE — The 9th Street Project slated to begin this summer may look a little different after bids for the project were higher than expected. The total infrastructure and utilities project was estimated to cost around $4 million. City Manager Darcy Long brought this to the Gladstone City ...

Robotics teams are advancing

ESCANABA — The 2019 FIRST Championship starts Wednesday in Detroit. Four high school robotics teams from the Upper Peninsula are planning to head downstate for the event — Bark River-Harris, Gladstone, Stephenson and Ontonagon. One of these teams is Bark River-Harris’ ICE Cubed. After ...

Woman arraigned in fatal crash case

CLARK TOWNSHIP — A Grand Rapids woman was arraigned on one count of operating while intoxicated causing death Monday in Mackinac County. Logan Smith, 25, was arrested last week following an investigation by the Michigan State Police (MSP) St. Ignace Post into a deadly traffic crash in ...

AG plans crackdown on worker misclassification

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Monday her office will target businesses that cheat their employees of wages, pledging a forceful crackdown on what she called an under-the-radar problem that also lets companies dodge taxes. “Our office intends to be as aggressive ...

Life’s a game for Esky native

ESCANABA — Escanaba High School Class of 2001 graduate Joe Barron didn’t know he was going to own a business creating games as an adult, but he did know he loved games growing up. That passion and energy for games transferred into a business after traveling with family members on a road ...

Memorial trees offered by Escanaba

ESCANABA — A city of Escanaba program allows people to be honored with a tree planted in their memory. The Memorial Tree Program started May of 2008, sponsored by the city of Escanaba. The program provides residents an opportunity to donate a tree, in honor of someone who has done a great ...

Delta Fence & Construction has been active for decades

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Sav-Mor IGA in Escanaba. — — — ESCANABA — L&C Enterprises-USA, Inc., which also does business as Delta Fence & Construction, has been active for decades. ...

Advocate office helping hand for victims

By Clarissa Kell ckell@dailypress.net ESCANABA — The Victim’s Advocate unit in the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office provides support in and out of courtroom proceedings for victims and survivors of all crimes. “Well essentially we work as a team, Melissa (Middaugh) and I both do. ...

Newberry man arrested for attempted murder

NEWBERRY — A Newberry man was arrested for attempted murder early Friday morning, according to State Police at the Sault Ste. Marie Post. The victim reported another man broke into his home, fired several shots at him and struck him with the firearm at 7 p.m. Thursday. The victim was able ...

State police make arrest in deadly crash

CLARK TOWNSHIP — Troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) St. Ignace Post have arrested a 25-year-old woman following a deadly traffic crash in September, which claimed the life of Zackeri Meingin of Cedarville. In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2018, troopers responded to a ...

Law enforcement fights distracted driving

ESCANABA — April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and local law enforcement want the public to know how dangerous distracted driving is as the numbers of accidents caused by distracted driving continue to rise. “We want to educate the public more on really the dangers of distracted ...

Bay event celebrates student creativity

ESCANABA — Bay College students involved with writing and the arts had a chance to share their work with the public during “A Celebration of Serendipity,” an event held at the college Thursday afternoon. The event marked the release of “Serendipity 2019,” a Bay publication collecting ...